Glen L Vera Cruise Build

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by mrintense, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. mrintense
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    mrintense "Clipper"

    I bought the clamps at Harbor Freight for $3.00 a piece over a period of a year. Total was around $200.00

    Thanks for the compliments
     
  2. Petros
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    Petros Senior Member

    I use a mixture of clamps I bought second hand, bungee cords, and even home made "quick" clamps: two peice of scrap wood with a long wood screw driven through one end. I doubt I have more than about $50 into perhpas 20 clamps of varius sizes, but the bugnees and home made clamps.

    you do not need to buy costly clamps to make wood boats. Modern clamps were largely unavailable about 100-200 years ago, and wood boats have been around for much longer. a cord and wind-lass made from scrap works well for many applications. You just need to get creative.
     
  3. mrintense
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    mrintense "Clipper"

    small illustration of fairing

    I've posted a blog illustrating a portion of the fairing process. For many of us, this part of building represents a scary aspect of the build. Hopefully, this posting will help others to better understand a portion of the process.

    One caveat. This is how I am tackling this process. Others will undoubtedly do this different and there may be better ways. Still, I hope it is useful.

    Clipper's Wooden Boat Build
     
  4. Poida
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    Poida Senior Member

    Hi Mr Intense

    I had a look at your blog, but don't know how to post on it. Congratulations on what you've done.

    I have been looking at the Glen-l site for quite a while, I bought the plans for a dingy to get experience in building in wood but all my time has been taken up in repairing my existing boat, which has probably given me all the experience I need.

    Thanks for the info on your build, and keep at it, I want to see the pics of the launching.

    Poida
     
  5. mrintense
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    Hi Poida,

    You've brought up what I think is a good reason why I don't receive a lot of comments on my blog. For the longest time, I thought perhaps people just didn't want to comment. But I realize now that it's not very clear how to do that. So I will be looking for a solution to make it easier in the future.

    In the meantime, if you scroll down to the bottom of the latest blog entry, there is usually a link that says "Post A Comment" (unless someone has commented, then it says the number of comments). If you click that link, you can then add a comment to the blog. I welcome all comments to my blog because it shows that I am raising interest in the wooden boat hobby which is one of the prime reasons I started doing this.

    I think you will find that you have all the experience you need to build a boat if you have been repairing your existing one. My build is my first ever attempt at this and in fact, this is the first boat I have ever owned, or it will be when it's finished :)

    Since you've been on the Glen L forum, you know that you can get lot's of answers, or at least encouragement when you need it. In my experience so far, building a boat is more about perseverance and taking the time to think things through, than about any skill that you come into the process with. As long as you are willing to do the necessary learning and practice, you will be fine.

    Since it's been quite awhile since I posted to this forum, I guess I need to post an update. This last weekend I completed installing the last side skin paneling and have started on the bottom structure in preparation for adding the bottom skins.

    Rather than try to cover several months of work, I would direct anyone interested to peruse my blog where I have covered all of this in more detail (along with plenty of pictures). The link to the blog is below this post in my signature.

    Here's the latest photo as a teaser.

    Update: I changed the text for the comment link to say "Post A Comment" This link is at the end of every posting.
     

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  6. mrintense
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    I guess it's been awhile since I posted anything here. I am still continuing on the build. Most of the skin is now on and I should be finishing up in the next two or three weeks. There have been many updates to my build blog as well. There you can get more details as well as link to my photo galleries . Tons of pictures.
     

  7. mrintense
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    mrintense "Clipper"

    I guess I am not too good at keeping this updated. The build has advanced past the flipping the hull stage and I have been working on the interior now for almost a year. Just getting started on the under sole structure. Rather than post pictures here, I think it would be easier if those interested just visit a blog that I have been keeping on this build. If this is not kosher, posting this link, then I will certainly refrain from that.

    www.veracruise.blogspot.com
     
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